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Thanks to our 2015 Summer Intern


SalvAide sincerely thanks our 2015 Summer Intern, Christian Moreno, for a job well done. Christian is a graduate of the Carleton University Law and Legal Studies program where his research focused... Read more

Stop the Suits Tour: International Inves…


May 5, 2015 (Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto) In anticipation of an imminent ruling from a little known investor-state arbitration tribunal at the World Bank that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian-Australian mining firm... Read more

El Salvador's 2015 Legislative and Munic…


March 31st, 2015 After an unprecedented delay caused initially by a failure in the computer software processing vote tallies, El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced late on Friday, March 27th... Read more

SalvAide's partners have long placed an emphasis on developing leadership skills among young Salvadorans. Youth are encouraged to take on more community responsibilities at a young age, all the while enhancing their knowledge of human rights and just development. These youth leaders are then more able to advance their communities' agendas with government and other actors.

A further benefit of this youth leadership training is the provision of an alternative to unhealthy youth gang lifestyles and the temptation to emigrate north that are placing an entire Salvadoran generation in jeopardy. We believe that El Salvador's future, as with any other nation, lies in its young people being capable, confident protagonists in their communities.

SalvAide has partnered with CRIPDES to launch a Peacebuilding and Youth Leadership Training Program aiming to provide a structured environment to augment rural youth's leadership skills. The Training Program has received generous support from Carranza LLP and the Loretto Sisters.

To support this important program, please click here for more information on making a tax-deductible donation to SalvAide.

SalvAide offers young Salvadorans wanting to continue their education modest subsidies to help them offset their travel, food, and supplies costs. These are oftentimes barriers to education for many rural young people, given the distances they have to travel to go to school.

  • Scholarships for high school: $500 per year
  • Scholarships for university: $1,200 per year

These amounts help make education a reality for young Salvadorans with the drive and capacity for advancing their studies. If you cannot contribute a full scholarship, please feel free to donate any amount to this Scholarships Program.  All donations count!  Should you wish to contribute to furthering education for young rural Salvadorans, please click here for information on making a tax-deductible donation to SalvAide.

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